RVHS approves varsity bowling team

| November 9, 2018

WARSAW – After several youth who participate in bowling leagues at Legacy Lanes in Coshocton asked about having a bowling team at River View, Scott Fowler, front desk manager at the lanes, set out to help them.

“We have around 30 youth who want to participate in bowling at River View.  Every county around us has a high school bowling team and I wanted to give the youth in Coshocton County the same opportunity.  Ridgewood has had a team before and I’m hoping that next year, all three high schools will approve teams,” said Fowler.

“We went to the River View school board meeting in August and they gave us approval at the September meeting. They approved it as a pilot program for four years and if it goes well, I’m hoping they will continue it after that time is up.”

The team is late getting started, so their first tournament isn’t until December.  They are practicing two times a week with Fowler as a volunteer coach over the whole program and the boys’ team head coach. Bill Stufflebean is the girls’ head coach. Their home tournaments will be held at Legacy Lanes on South Second Street. A typical bowling season runs from November through early March.

Fowler said not many people know that bowling can be a high school sport and he is hoping to change that.  The teams have been practicing and are learning the fundamentals of bowling.

A few facts about high school bowling are that it has no age, size, strength or gender restrictions; it is an excellent non-contact sport; gives youth another chance to compete, earn high school letters and college scholarships and it is a lifetime sport. A three game series engages 134 muscles and contributes to lifting, swinging, and delivering more than 800 pounds in a course of 60 rolls.

The schedule for the team will be available at Legacy Lanes or on the team’s Facebook page.

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